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Old 05-23-2019, 02:10 PM
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Wait a time with patience. Save some more money and buy a machine you can enjoy. No z axis or height control is a no go. Start hunting for a better used machine. Probably can find a used P Cam 4x4 for around 5k, just try to get one with Design Edge software.

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One of the videos showed one with the Z axis but can't find it in a link or a link for purchase to even check to see what the cost is purchase... but I wouldn't know what software it would have either.
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Old 05-23-2019, 04:09 PM
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Walker is right. That thing would be useful for cutting straight lines but so is a shear.
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Old 05-23-2019, 04:29 PM
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Walker is right. That thing would be useful for cutting straight lines but so is a shear.
The Esab does it all
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Old 05-23-2019, 11:18 PM
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Guess I'm going to have to wait a little longer and look for a used CNC plasma
But if I'm going to go used I need to see it up and working... I have been offered used ones before and in prosses of making the deal, it seems to always slip out of some problem or part needing replacing that is costly. or they price it just shy of what a brand new one cost seems to be the way they price things around here in this area.
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:46 AM
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Sounds like the old adage, if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.

I guess you always have to think about why they are selling in the first place, especially if it is cheap.

1. They made their money with it, and don’t want to work it anymore. And they are willing to let it go at a good deal.

2. They know it is starting to get some quirks and want to dump it before it breaks on them. But they are greedy and want to make money on the sale of it, and will not be true in disclosing the faults. Some people are real good at this, (car salesmen come to mind). I am not good at this. I am upfront with all issues, at least the ones I remember.

But, then again, I usually don’t sell anything. But the hot tub I just sold, I tried to be as honest as I could, and even figured out more issues with it before they even came to pick it up, and let them know about them. And it definitely helped that it was up an running when they came to look at it. Was an easy sale. Wish I had several more.



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Old 05-24-2019, 06:31 AM
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The Esab does it all
While the video won't play when I clicked on it, IIRC I posted the same one up above.
It shows making parts from the pre-defined shapes (whether or not
all of the competing machines have it, I don't know) I doo know,
the panels look identical.
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:43 AM
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Walker is right. That thing would be useful for cutting straight lines but so is a shear.
Straight edge, clamps and a hand held plasma cutter, the old school way.
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:21 AM
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Straight edge, clamps and a hand held plasma cutter, the old school way.
How long to make a 24" blind flange with 8 eq. sp. 1" dia, holes on a 22" dia. b.c. ?.....
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Old 05-24-2019, 09:10 AM
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How long to make a 24" blind flange with 8 eq. sp. 1" dia, holes on a 22" dia. b.c. ?.....
About a hour........that includes set up and clean up time
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Old 05-24-2019, 09:15 AM
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About a hour........
Oh, shoot Jack. I was going to say about as long as it takes to hit the
"Buy It Now" eBay button...
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